Paths for Families has a unique lens that focuses on the healing power of connection and safe relationships at an organizational, staff, and clinical level. Leadership in an organization is often “too close” to think strategically about how to address the systemic challenges that have plagued them for years. Our training team provides a comprehensive organizational assessment, transformation plan, training curriculum, and coaching recommendation to help identify and address the core challenges around creating a trauma-informed environment, and providing trauma-informed care. A trauma-informed and trauma-responsive workforce is professionally and emotionally prepared to work with a traumatized client base, trusts their co-workers and supervisors, feels empowered to act ethically and voice concerns, and feels entitled to the self-care that will keep them safe and whole.
This phase of organizational transformation includes a customized agency survey on knowledge, attitudes, and practice of trauma informed care. Additionally, we provide key informant interviews on current practices and desired outcomes in-person or by phone. We then analyze this data and begin the customized transformation plan development.
Transformation Plan Development:
Using the various components of the organizational assessment, the Paths for Families team will compare survey and key-informant responses to SAMHSA guidelines for trauma informed best practices and identify areas for maximum growth. We will then customize our training to your areas and your organization. In partnership with you, we will create a training and coaching plan to meet your needs. Training can happen organization-wide or be department or even team specific. Key players can receive coaching in trauma informed and responsive supervision, leadership, and strategic direction.
Training and Coaching:
Our highly experienced training team will implement the agreed upon training. Our team has trained on trauma-informed and trauma- responsive work locally, nationally and internationally and has received outstanding reviews from social workers to CEOs and medical personnel. We integrate adult learning theory, participatory learning, emotional engagement, and intrinsic motivation to create a training that is both informative and skills based so that your staff gains knowledge and valuable skills they can begin using the next day.
We provide monthly follow up coaching sessions to individuals, teams and organizations. Research tells us that we can rarely change an ingrained behavior after simply learning about another option. Coaching provides guidance, feedback and support for these changes as well as providing an additional level of accountability. Coaching ensures that changes are being made on the individual, team, and organizational level.
- Organizational assessment including agency-wide survey and three key informant interviews: $2,700
- Transformation Plan Development: Free with purchase of organizational assessment and training.
- Training: $350/hour, plus travel and administrative fees
- Coaching: $250/hour
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a training, please contact Melanie Geddings-Hayes, LCSW-C, by clicking here.